Pinkerton Leeke & Co frequently acts for developers including companies, limited liability partnerships and individuals in purchasing sites, setting up new estate structures and completing unit sales.

This can include residential development such as housing estates or the conversion of buildings into flats and commercial development such as the acquisition of land for industrial units, shops or offices.

Development work involves much more than the basic conveyancing process and we are aware of the commercial realities and the need for a flexible and realistic approach.

Some of the things we can assist you with:

  • negotiations between the parties over timescales
  • confidentiality and lock out agreements
  • preemption and option agreements
  • overage structure
  • sale and leaseback
  • setting up management associations
  • joint ventures
  • restrictive covenant and defective title indemnity insurance
  • stamp duty land tax
  • planning or highways agreements
  • consideration of environmental issues
  • estate documentation and plot sales
  • build guarantee providers